The Mask Collectors by Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer audiobook

The Mask Collectors: A Novel

By Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer
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Brilliance Audio 9781503903678
11.13 Hours Unabridged
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A murder investigation becomes a dance with the devil in a breakthrough novel of illusion, conspiracy, and belief. The alumni of an international boarding school have gathered at a campground in rural New Jersey when a scream breaks the silence of the woods. Classmates are shocked to find journalist Angie Osborne suddenly dead. The medical examiner’s report isn’t what anyone expects. Oddly, the death scene reminds anthropologist Duncan McCloud of a thovile, a Sri Lankan ritual he’s spent years studying. When Duncan’s new employer, a pharmaceutical giant, sends him overseas under shadowy pretenses, and his wife, Dr. Grace McCloud, starts to receive anonymous warnings to doubt everyone and everything, the threads of a sweeping conspiracy begin to unravel. Risking more than their own lives, Duncan and Grace embark on a treacherous journey through occult ceremonies and their own hidden pasts to discover a secret worth killing for. In taut, precise language, Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer’s debut novel The Mask Collectors tells a story about deception, the power of belief, and what is left unspoken between husbands and wives.

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Summary

Summary

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Crime Novels of Summer

A murder investigation becomes a dance with the devil in a breakthrough novel of illusion, conspiracy, and belief.

The alumni of an international boarding school have gathered at a campground in rural New Jersey when a scream breaks the silence of the woods. Classmates are shocked to find journalist Angie Osborne suddenly dead. The medical examiner’s report isn’t what anyone expects. Oddly, the death scene reminds anthropologist Duncan McCloud of a thovile, a Sri Lankan ritual he’s spent years studying.

When Duncan’s new employer, a pharmaceutical giant, sends him overseas under shadowy pretenses, and his wife, Dr. Grace McCloud, starts to receive anonymous warnings to doubt everyone and everything, the threads of a sweeping conspiracy begin to unravel. Risking more than their own lives, Duncan and Grace embark on a treacherous journey through occult ceremonies and their own hidden pasts to discover a secret worth killing for.

In taut, precise language, Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer’s debut novel The Mask Collectors tells a story about deception, the power of belief, and what is left unspoken between husbands and wives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McCloud works to unravel a conspiracy with roots in the colonial past. We can’t wait to read to read this gothic thriller of secrets, lies, and ceremonies.” Crime Reads
“A smart, visceral debut thriller…Vilhauer balances the thrills with character work and a supernatural edge to create a globe-trotting story.” Library Journal
“A sophisticated and utterly unique thriller. I have never read a book quite like this.” Caroline Woods, author of Fräulein M.

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Author Bio: Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer

Author Bio: Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer

Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer, author of the thriller The Mask Collectors, is the 2018 winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the 2004 winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and have appeared in many literary journals. She was born in Sri Lanka and lived in India, Thailand, Canada, and Australia before settling in the United States. She is a psychology professor in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English